Phoenix Biz Journal reporter leaving for economic development job
Eric Jay Toll, who covers economic development, banking and finance for the Phoenix Business Journal, is leaving the publication on Dec. 23.
Toll will become communications manager for the city of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department on Jan. 3.
“It’s really hard to leave a job that is so loved,” said Toll on LinkedIn. “It was a blessing to work at the Journal.”
Toll has been with the paper since September 2014. Before that, he was a freelance travel journalist and a senior correspondent for the Arizona Builders Exchange.
He spent more than two decades in a variety of government positions, including planning director for Mariposa County from 2000 to 2004 and director of community development for the Town of Logan from 1994 to 2000. He was also deputy director of community development in Carson City, Nevada, from 1987 to 1989.